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  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow became so unbearable, her body so limp and heavy, that even her...

  • Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who's showing signs of the Ebola virus. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results come back Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 12 other people...

  • South Dakota's infant mortality rate drops in 2013

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's infant mortality rate dropped last year but there were more deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The state Health Department says there were 80 infant deaths in 2013, for a rate of 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. That was down significantly from 104 deaths in 2012 and a rate of 8.6 deaths per...

  • Drug take-back effort yields 19,060 pounds

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 19,000 pounds of prescription drugs were handed over to law enforcement agencies during the National Drug Take-Back initiative over the weekend. The goal of the day was to ensure that people have a safe and responsible way to get rid of unwanted or unused prescription...

  • Md. police expand search for missing autistic man

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland police have expanded their search for a Frederick man with autism who has been missing since Thursday. Frederick police Lt. Clark Pennington said Tuesday that the department has disseminated photos of 24-year-old Tijuani Jones to every state in the nation. Pennington says Jones disappeared Thursday after leaving...

  • Blue Cross tells some customers they must shift

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A major insurer is telling thousands of New Mexico residents that they'll have to select new plans for individual health care coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico last week sent a letter to customers now covered by individual insurance plans that don't meet the federal health care law's standards. The...

  • Mississippi has 2 more cases of enterovirus

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. The Mississippi State Department of Health says in a news release that the two cases were reported in young children — one from Forrest County and the other from Calhoun County. A case was reported in a...

  • US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease. Liberia is the hardest hit country in the largest...

  • Marshall diabetes project gets federal funding

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is getting $325,000 in federal funding for a project aimed at increasing diabetes education efforts in economically distressed areas. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says the funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission was awarded to the Huntington school's Center for Rural Health. Officials say the...

  • Christie to attend drug addiction summit

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to attend panel discussions in Newark that will focus on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," is being staged Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church. It will feature treatment professionals, advocates, survivors and...

  • Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

    HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center,...

  • Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra...

  • Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola

    DALLAS (AP) — A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has...

  • Hawaii restaurant fined for removing bad placard

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health has fined a Honolulu noodle restaurant for breaking food safety rules and for taking down a sign that stated the violations. The Department of Health announced the fine Monday against the restaurant known as Iyo Udon in Ala Moana Shopping Center. Inspectors say the restaurant's employees weren't...

  • Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago. They are visiting the state this week and conducting in-depth interviews...

  • Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant. Bridgeport firefighter Regina Scates said in her lawsuit in U.S. District Court that the department's actions violated the 1964 Civil...

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